Weather Underground midday recap for Friday, Dec. 27, 2013
The U.S. experienced relatively calm weather on Friday.
A low pressure system along the western side of the Gulf of Mexico ushered showers and scattered thunderstorms across southern Texas and parts of Louisiana on Friday. An onshore flow also moved across Florida, which triggered showers and thunderstorms over the state. Hebbronville, Texas, reported a midday total of 0.45 inches of rain, while Cotulla, Texas, reported a midday total of 0.40 inches of rain. The majority of the Southeast stayed clear of wet weather due to a ridge of high pressure over the region.
Light snow showers moved across parts of the Northeast on Friday, while cold, blustery conditions pushed southward from Canada. Similar conditions swept across the Great Lakes and upper Midwest. Silver Bay, Minn., recorded a morning low of -16 degrees, while Presque Isle, Maine, recorded a morning low of -9 degrees.
Along the West Coast, an onshore flow from the Pacific Ocean ushered showers across western Washington and parts of Oregon. Quillayute, Wash., reported a midday total of 0.45 inches of rain. The Southwest continued to experience warm, dry conditions on Friday, as Santa Monica, Calif., recorded a midday high of 80 degrees, while Fullerton, Calif., recorded a midday high of 79 degrees.
Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Friday have ranged from a morning low of -16 degrees at Silver Bay, Minn. to a midday high of 86 degrees at Marco Island Airport, Fla.